Jackie Kessler (jackiekessler) wrote in fangs_fur_fey,
Jackie Kessler
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Cursing in YA

I'm working on a new YA dark fantasy novel, and as I'm getting to know the main character, I realize she's a hell of a lot darker than the protagonist in my first YA novel, Hunger. She's angrier. And she reacts to that anger in many ways...including cursing.

Which is making me go "Huh." And I wonder if the character thinking things like "What a f****** tool" will make my editor whip out her red pen.

Now, I know there's no hard and fast rule on these things. But I was wondering what readers and writers here think about cursing in YA. Appropriate? Too much? Is there a line somewhere?

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